Austin Local News

A Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden who was illegally hunting when he was shot in 2013 was allowed to keep his job and face only a fine rather than felony charges. The Austin American Statesman reports ( http://atxne.ws/1ghO35i ) that off-duty Game Warden Chris Friend was bow...
Although at this point there is no "Known" motive, Austin Police are still investigating the crime scene at the Omni Hotel that left two people dead, one being the suspect, who was shot by the first responders. The suspect entered the hotel early Sunday morning and shot an...
Lake Travis is at the highest it's been in five years, and people visiting the lake are happy to see it. Just three months ago, Lake Travis was sitting at 36 percent full. As of Friday afternoon, the lake is at 84.5 percent full. Boaters, swimmers and jet skiers are out...
In a story that is just breaking Austin Police are on scene and investigating an officer involved shooting at the Omni Hotel. Police say a gunman killed someone inside the Omni Hotel before police shot and killed the gunman. As we are given more information and details, we will...
Texas Department of Public Safety reports that a pedestrian was found in the middle of a road located one mile north of Hutto. DPS said they reported to the intersection of Chandler Road and County Road 100 where a pedestrian was struck by a car. According to DPS, the vehicle...
Leander Police are searching for a man who allegedly fired a round into an off-duty police officer's car. It happened near the intersection of Union Street and Marin Cove in the Horizon Park Subdivision. An off-duty Texas Department of Public Safety sergeant was driving home in...
Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to keep its gold holdings within its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum. Texas is the only state that owns an actual stockpile of gold...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office hired several people from his campaign and elsewhere before they submitted applications or the jobs were posted publicly, as required by state law. The Austin American-Statesman reports ( http://atxne.ws/1M1A8Kq ) that five people from...
A Texas Democrat has filed a complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the Republican of instructing county clerks to "break the law" over gay marriage. Glen Maxey, a former state legislator, wrote to the State Bar of Texas accusing Paxton of violating rules of...